Larry Gammon announces plans to step down at Easterseals
Longtime president and CEO to step down after 47 years with organization
After 47 years with Easterseals, Larry Gammon will begin transitioning out of his job as president and CEO of the organization he led to become a multi-state provider of services for people with disabilities, veterans and people dealing with substance abuse problems, among others.
The Easterseals board and Gammon jointly announced Wednesday that he will begin the transition later this year. The search for his successor has already begun.
During the search, said Matthew Boucher, chair of the board, Gammon will continue to head the agency “with the same level of dedication he has demonstrated throughout his career.”
Gammon, who joined Easterseals in 1971 as a special education principal/teacher, became president and CEO in 1988. During his tenure, the organization grew from one providing services in New Hampshire to at one point being the single largest Easterseals organization in the world, overseeing Easterseals operations in Vermont, New York, Maine, Rhode Island and Fairfield County, Conn. Today, Easterseals NH still oversees operations in Vermont and Maine.
“Over Larry’s 47 years at Easterseals, and most notably during his time as President & CEO, he has set the tone for collaboration, kindness and compassion,” said Boucher. “Throughout Larry’s tenure, he has focused on finding gaps in service and creating programs so people with disabilities and special needs are given every opportunity to increase personal independence and thrive in their communities.
Gammon said his decision came because “it is perfect timing for new leadership. We have exceptional board and staff leaders, experts in all service areas, are financially stable and are growing each year. All represents a great foundation for the next CEO.”